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  1. #1
    Randy and Ann
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    Hello all, I should first state that I did read the messages in this group
    and searched the web and didn't come up with a satisfactory answer. Most
    folks want allot of accessories in a phone, I don't care about those. I'm
    simply looking for a basic phone that gets great signal strength (the best
    for reception). I do realize this is subjective, but I'm just looking for
    input here. It doesn't matter if it's a flip phone or candybar style. I
    won't be using it with a laptop, don't care about taking photos or accessing
    the web, don't care about text messaging, and really don't care about
    anything but using the phone to talk on. Simply put, I just want great
    reception. The reason I'm asking this question is, my plan just expired two
    days ago and I can renew with a great phone (if there is one for use with
    Sprint), or I can switch to Verizon, which I'm considering. BTW, I currently
    have a Sanyo SCP-4700, which I've been pretty happy with. It's on its last
    leg though. Thanks in advance for any assistance and Merry Christmas to all.
    Randy





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  2. #2
    David G. Imber
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    Re: What's the best BASIC phone in terms of signal stregnth?

    On Sat, 10 Dec 2005 20:29:52 -0400, "Randy and Ann"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >Sprint), or I can switch to Verizon, which I'm considering. BTW, I currently
    >have a Sanyo SCP-4700, which I've been pretty happy with. It's on its last
    >leg though.


    Get a new 4920. I have been using Sanyo phones almost from the
    beginning. I had a 4700 (which was an absolutely great phone) and my
    wife and I have now used 4920's since they were released. Just an
    upgrade on an already first-rate handset, and no extraneous stuff.

    Its only Achilles' heel may be its earpiece, which has a
    tendency to low frequency boominess. Relatively minor problem however.
    Good luck, DGI




  3. #3
    FWIW
    Guest

    Re: What's the best BASIC phone in terms of signal stregnth?

    I have to second almost any Sanyo phone for the "I just want a phone
    that makes phone calls" crowd.

    We go to remote areas where my $600 smartphones will drop out, and the
    $150 Tri-Band Sanyo's will more often than not latch on to something.
    Sanyo builds the phones for optimal reception. You get little to
    nothing in the way of bells and whistles, because all of the money goes
    into the radio.

    The model actually seems to be of little importance except for extra
    features. The radios seem to be the of the same quality (especially
    the Tri-bands) despite the model.

    I'm not saying that other models are bad, but Sanyo is very, very
    consistent with putting high quality radios in their phones.

    Get anything with "Sanyo" emblazoned on it, and IMHO, you have the best
    basic phone in terms of signal strength ... or darn close to the best.




  4. #4
    Randy and Ann
    Guest

    Re: What's the best BASIC phone in terms of signal stregnth?

    Thank you very much, this is exactly what I'm looking for. Now, not to
    open a can of worms here, but which company would you say has the best
    family plan? Currently I have two phones, 700 anytime minutes, nights &
    weekends are from M-F 8pm to 7am. My bill is about $80.00 per month
    and I want to keep it about the same. Paying less would be nice, but I don't
    want less in terms of the plan or service. I looked at Verizon and the don't
    seem to have anything to match what's noted above with Sprint. Is Sprint
    the way to go (stay)? Also, tips on any particular Sanyo phones that you've
    had great luck with would be nice too. Again, thanks and Merry Christmas.

    Randy

    "FWIW" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I have to second almost any Sanyo phone for the "I just want a phone
    > that makes phone calls" crowd.
    >
    > We go to remote areas where my $600 smartphones will drop out, and the
    > $150 Tri-Band Sanyo's will more often than not latch on to something.
    > Sanyo builds the phones for optimal reception. You get little to
    > nothing in the way of bells and whistles, because all of the money goes
    > into the radio.
    >
    > The model actually seems to be of little importance except for extra
    > features. The radios seem to be the of the same quality (especially
    > the Tri-bands) despite the model.
    >
    > I'm not saying that other models are bad, but Sanyo is very, very
    > consistent with putting high quality radios in their phones.
    >
    > Get anything with "Sanyo" emblazoned on it, and IMHO, you have the best
    > basic phone in terms of signal strength ... or darn close to the best.
    >






  5. #5
    FWIW
    Guest

    Re: What's the best BASIC phone in terms of signal stregnth?

    Sprint has the best pricing plans, a wide selection of phones, a very
    good network, but horrednous customer service bordering on parody.

    Verizon has a great network, better customer service (in my opinion),
    but they charge more than Sprint for an equivalent plan.

    Some of the TMobile and Cingular plans are good too, but they seem to
    be always switching things around and they seem a little more geared to
    the very casual user or youth market.

    Between myself and my business, I have 3 carriers. Verizon's network
    seems a notch more stable and full than Sprint's, but not by leaps and
    bounds. Sprint is a close second.

    Sprint is a great price/network balance ... but only if you are one of
    those that rarely needs customer service.

    If you call customer service often, and price is not a huge concern,
    then go with Verizon.




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